The Arts Accelerator

Applications for the Arts Accelerator will open October, 2019

The Arts Accelerator Program offers an extended learning opportunity for people to develop a business plan for creative work and projects. Through hands-on classes, group counseling, and individual coaching sessions, participants learn various aspects of making a business plan for an arts project. The Arts Accelerator culminates with an event in which participants pitch projects to stakeholders.


​$600 for 13 sessions


The course is 13 weeks


Classes are held at Intersection for the Arts
1448 Market Street, San Francisco, 94102


The Arts Accelerator is broken into 4 modules. Each module comprises two information sessions, one practical lab session, and includes assignments that are components of your business plan.

Module 1: Prepare for Success
  • Prepare for Success
  • Locate lifestage on the business development lifecycle
  • Define vision, mission, values
  • Perform a SWOT and Environmental Analysis
Module 2: Your Work in the World
  • Define stakeholders, competitors, partners, and communities they serve
  • Define and target customers and audience groups
  • Draft a communications plan
Module 3: The Art of Business
  • Learn about financial structures, revenue models, legal business structures (e.g., LLC, Sole Proprietorship), and key resources.
Module 4: Tell Your Story
  • Refine and complete marketing and communications plan.
  • Create a compelling pitch for your project.

Yesenia Sanchez


Amy Kweskin

“helped me redirect my creative spirit towards entrepreneurship”

“The Accelerator program was rigorous, yet fun. It helped me redirect my creative spirit towards entrepreneurship. Not only was I able to be in the company of a cohort of talented artists – from curators, to dancers, to musicians – but all of the facilitators presented highly informative and engaging content. They were also culturally diverse. I absolutely adored working with Amy Kweskin and will be hiring her for one-on-one coaching next month. I’ve kept in touch with members of last year’s cohort and have even collaborated on two shows.”

Maddy Clifford, MADLines


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